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The IP Rating Of the Waterproof cable and connectors

Posted: 2011-04-17 Hits: 54 views

When you looking for the waterproof cable or connectors for your LED lighting projects, One questions will be raised, What is the IP Degrade? And how I choose the right one?

The waterproof degree know as IP Rating, which is consists of the letters IP followed by two digits.

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts.

LevelObject size protected againstEffective against
0No protection against contact and ingress of objects
1>50 mmAny large surface of the body, such as the back of a hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part
2>12.5 mmFingers or similar objects
3>2.5 mmTools, thick wires, etc.
4>1 mmMost wires, screws, etc.
5Dust protectedIngress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact
6Dust tightNo ingress of dust; complete protection against contact

The second digit indicate the level of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.

LevelProtected againstTesting for
0Not protected
1Dripping waterDripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect.
2Dripping water when tilted up to 15°Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position.
3Spraying waterWater falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.
4Splashing waterWater splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
5Water jetsWater projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
6Powerful water jetsWater projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
7Immersion up to 1 mIngress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).
8Immersion beyond 1 mThe equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

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  3. led strip lighting outdoor
    2012/04/18 at 11:15:59

    ou can use just one strip or you can join strips together to create continuous lines.

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